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Monsterpocalpse returns!

Chikahiro

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https://www.monsterpocalypse.com/
Press release: http://privateerpress.com/press-releases/privateer-press-announces-monsterpocalypse-hobby-miniatures-game

I never played the first one, but my friends did. I guess this is an incompatible 2e? I didn't realize that it was a blind-buy game originally. That's obnoxious, so going "buy what you want" is a huge improvement. I do wonder if it'll be cheaper or not since they're not coming prepainted and assembled?

I do wish they were smaller and came on Warmachine style bases, but oh well. I'm sure there's a reason for it.

Anyone play this? I know @BanzaZap did, but that's about it.

https://www.monsterpocalypse.com/#faq
What is the difference between the 2008 Monsterpocalypse and the new Monsterpocalypse?
The original Monsterpocalypse game released in 2008 was a pre-painted collectible miniatures game. The figures in the game came pre-assembled and painted and were available through blind-buy booster boxes.


The new version of Monsterpocalypse releasing this fall is a hobby miniatures game. The models will no longer come pre-assembled and painted and will not be sold in blind-buy boxes. Instead, players will purchase the models they want and then assemble, customize, and paint them to create a force that is uniquely their own.
This change from pre-painted figures to hobby models has also allowed us to significantly increase both the size and the level of detail of the models as compared to the original game figures, creating a truly exciting kaiju-inspired hobby miniatures game line.

Are the models the only difference, then? What about the game rules?
The new Monsterpocalypse rules represent an improved second edition of the original game rather than a completely new game. In developing the new Monsterpocalypse, we worked hard to tighten and streamline the rules while keeping the core game experience of the original game intact. Perhaps the biggest change has been making two-monster games (with each player controlling two monsters) the standard, alongside the more traditional single-monster battles of the original game.


Can I use my original Monsterpocalypse figures in the new game?
Due to the difference in scale, original Monsterpocalypse figures will not work in the new game. All official Monsterpocalypse tournaments and events will require players to use the new hobby models for play.


You’ve previewed G.U.A.R.D. and Planet Eaters—what other Factions will there be?
Wave 1 of the new Monsterpocalypse will feature six Factions: the robot defenders of G.U.A.R.D., the cyber ninjas of the Shadow Sun Syndicate, the reptilian predators of the Terrasaurs, the sinister fiends of the Lords of Cthul, the destructive Planet Eaters, and the invaders of the Martian Menace.


Additionally, each of these factions has been divided into two larger Agendas: the Protectors or the Destroyers. When building an army, a player chooses an Agenda and then builds an army from a mix of all Faction models within that Agenda. Future waves may include new models for existing Factions, new Factions for each Agenda, or wholly new Agendas with all new Factions and/or existing Factions drawn from Monsterpocalypse’s rich setting.


How will Monsterpocalypse be packaged?
Monsterpocalypse will feature four different product types. The first and most important is the Agenda starter box. Each Agenda will have a starter box that contains a starting monster and units as well as all the materials you need to play the game, including the game rules, double-sided map, and custom dice.


New monsters will be available in Monster boxes, and new units will be available in Unit blisters. Finally, players can expand their cities with Building packs that will include a selection of three resin buildings to use when building their urban battleground.


How long does the average game take?
A one-monster game should take around 45 minutes, and a two-monster game should take around 90 minutes.


How many models do you play with?
Currently each player fields 1 to 3 monsters, 15 to 25 units, and up to 12 buildings.


Will there be organized play for Monsterpocalypse?
Yes! We will be supporting a robust tournament scene as well as thematically driven game play.


When will I be able to get my hands on Monsterpocalypse?
Monsterpocalypse will release worldwide in Fall 2018.
 

chrespo

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This is great news! I bought some boxes of the original game, but as you say, Chikahiro, the blind buy made it difficult to get a proper force without dropping money I wasn't ready to spend on it.

Monsterpocalypse 2nd edition looks like a perfect game to play with my nephews, excited about this!
 

prankster_dragon

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I'm gonna have to (re)buy the Planet Eaters and Terrasaurs, and I'm strangely OK with this.

Also, why are Belchers now cute?
 
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Chikahiro

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Hrm... some folks on Facebook are understandably upset that their old buys aren't going to be usable with the new game. And I would be too given the obnoxious blind buy @_@

http://privateerpress.com/community/privateer-insider/earth-shaking-announcement
For the revitalized Monsterpocalypse, we went back to the classic Factions and characters and updated their designs before producing all-new sculpts. By producing the miniatures as hobby models that you get to assemble, paint, and customize, we’re able to manufacture them in our own factory, which allows us to add a ton more detail to the figures that we weren’t able to create when the figures were in pre-painted plastic. They’re also quite a bit bigger and chunkier than the originals, which is going to make them even more fun to paint.
Where is their factory? I'm guessing it was outsourced before.

Not that I would... maybe... I wonder if you could cut the new minis off their base and put them on 40mm or 50mm round bases... Does anyone make anything bigger?
 

Evil Midnight Lurker

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Is this the game that had the destructible buildings with special hazardous terrain underneath the removable skyscrapers?
 

Peers

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Not that I would... maybe... I wonder if you could cut the new minis off their base and put them on 40mm or 50mm round bases... Does anyone make anything bigger?
I believe Games Workshop does a 60mm base for Dreadnoughts, and then larger ones for even larger things.
 

Petter Wäss

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Not that I would... maybe... I wonder if you could cut the new minis off their base and put them on 40mm or 50mm round bases... Does anyone make anything bigger?
You can get bases in basically any size you want. Sarissa for example, makes MDF round bases in sizes up to 120mm, with the possibility of a custom order should you desire something not in their normal stock
There are also scenic bases available in most any size, at least up to that size, if one looks hard enough
 

warlordgarou

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Hrm... some folks on Facebook are understandably upset that their old buys aren't going to be usable with the new game. And I would be too given the obnoxious blind buy @_@
MonPoc has been dead and gone for years - easily since 2012 or thereabouts, if not earlier. If I had kept my stuff, I would still understand that a new edition of the game, especially one that is no longer a blind purchase CMG, would mean new models. OTOH, I am seeing a lot of people state that, as Event Organizers, they are going to let people play the old stuff as long as it is on the correct size bases. I mean, the Pressgang program is gone, and it is not as though PP is going to caravan around the county, checking the miniatures being used at all of the events.

I enjoyed the game, and might pick up a starter if it is available at GenCon.
 
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